Saturday, 10 March 2012

Cardamom Spice

I unfolded one of my passions in the last post, Cardamom spice.

If we look into it a bit more it is a very useful spice.
 Egyptians chewed cardamom seeds as a toothcleener. Greeks and Romans used as a perfume. Vikings came upon cardamom about one thousand years ago, in Constantinople, and introduced to Scandinavia.

It is common in Indian cooking, just think of Masala Chai. How great is that....

-when chewing on a few seeds, it takes away a bad breath. 

- it is also used to treat infection in gums. 
- it is good for the throat and lungs in general 
- if I remember correctly the Aurvedic medicine use Cardamum oils a lot for treating kidney stones 
 In India it is regarded as a cure for obesity. 
So, a good digestive.


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